The SMU Mustangs walked it off with a Hail Mary touchdown pass to take down Louisiana Tech on Saturday in Ruston, LA.
SMU had the ball at the LA Tech 33-yard line with six seconds remaining, trailing 37-33. Mustangs quarterback Tanner Mordecai threw one up for grabs into the end zone, and the ball was deflected, right into the hands of Roderick Roberson for an SMU game-winning touchdown as time expired.
SMU WITH THE HAIL MARY TO BEAT LOUISIANA TECH! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/Q85lLkkBDI
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) September 18, 2021
While that pass of course took some luck, it capped off a monster day for Mordecai: 36-of-48, 395 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions, to go with eight carries for 51 yards.
SMU’s Tanner Mordecai so far this season:
♨️ 4 TDs, 344 total YDS vs. UNT (W)
♨️ 7 TDs, 317 YDS vs. ACU (W)
♨️ 5 TDs, 446 total YDS vs. LA Tech (W)
UNREAL 😤 pic.twitter.com/9zIHPVhdml
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) September 18, 2021
SMU entered this game as an 11-point favorite, and had a nine-point lead in the third quarter, so they narrowly avoided what would’ve been a rough loss. And LA Tech missed out on what would’ve been a great win, instead getting a heartbreaking loss.
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